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Connect With Other Writers Through These Online Writing Groups | Writer’s Relief

As a writer, you probably spend many hours alone, hunched over a keyboard or a notebook and immersed in your latest first (or second) draft. But sometimes, all that alone time can get…lonely. Never interacting with other writers can also get you stuck in a creative rut and lacking motivation. At Writer’s Relief, we know that meeting with other writers can help kick-start your inspiration, give you new insights into your work, and put you in touch with kindred souls and beta readers. And you don’t even have to leave the house to do it! Nowadays you can easily connect with other writers through online writing groups. We’ve curated a list of virtual writing communities you can check out while wearing your footie pajamas and a baseball cap (hey, we’ve all been there!).

15 Online Writing Groups And Communities

Camp NaNoWriMo

An online writing event that takes place every April and July to help writers meet their book writing goals. You can aim for the traditional 50,000 words or set your own writing pace.

 

Critique Circle

A community focused on critiquing and giving feedback on the work of other writers in order to get feedback on your own work.

 

Fantasy & Science Fiction Writers

A Facebook group with 8,000 members who are dedicated to the craft of writing and discussing fantasy and science fiction.

 

Writing Bad

A group that doesn’t believe in bad writing, and focuses on supporting writers of all skill levels.

 

Writer’s Relief Café

Writer’s Relief has a Facebook group dedicated to offering a supportive place for writers to learn about writing and submitting work. (And not to brag, but it’s a pretty great group of friendly, encouraging writers!)

10 Minute Novelists

This Facebook group focuses on helping writers develop a habit of writing in small increments of time.

 

Fiction Writing

A group that also uses a Facebook platform. They have over 100,000 members who focus on every stage of writing and publishing fiction.

 

Inked Voices

A website with a system to match you with a writing group that will best suit your interests.

 

Scribophile

An online writing workshop and community focused on receiving and giving critique.

 

Pen Parentis

This group is geared toward providing resources to writers after they have started a family.

Insecure Writer’s Support Group

A website with a goal of helping writers overcome their insecurities through a community of support.

 

Writers Helping Writers

This website offers a collection of resources for writers and allows writers to comment and ask questions, which cultivates a supportive community and interesting discussions.

 

She Writes

The largest online writing community for women, with over 30,000 members!

 

Story Write

This website connects you with a small group to trade critiques and feedback.

 

The Write Life

A Facebook group with the goal of helping writers connect. The Write Life has over 24,000 members.

 

There are many more writing groups and communities available online—some in-person writing groups also have an online presence. It may take a few tries to find the writing group that’s right for you, but don’t give up! Once you find your writing tribe, you’ll be part of a supportive, tight-knit literary community!

 

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There are many ways to improve your poetry skills. You could spend tens of thousands of dollars on an MFA in poetry. You could enroll in classes at your local community college. You could even take classes online. But at Writer’s Relief, we know there are ways to become a better poet without emptying your… Continue Reading

The Best Poetry Workshops and Festivals of 2018 | Writer’s Relief

April is National Poetry Month! While you celebrate by twisting exciting new lines of poetry out of ordinary words and by dreaming up your most inventive metaphors yet, you can also take part in new opportunities to share your poems with others or sharpen your skills. Each year there are countless workshops and festivals across… Continue Reading

Let’s Talk: Writing Conference Conversation Starters

Attending a writing conference is a great way to network and meet agents and editors. But let’s be honest: It can be hard to strike up a conversation in a room full of strangers. This is especially true for writers—the very nature of our work is solitary, and many writers are somewhat introverted. Sitting alone… Continue Reading



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